Pemberton and Whistler Have some of British Columbia's best year round Freshwater Fishing.No matter what time of Year it is, there are Fantastic Opportunities of catching Quality fish in British Columbia, Canada. Between Pemberton and Whistler, BC there are at least 15 different fish species. The Following is the best times of the year to catch that certain species of fish that you would like to target.
Best Times of the Year To Fish in BC
Fishing, November - March
You can enjoy Steelhead and Ice fishing. Ice typically forms by the end of November on the lakes at higher elevations. Steelhead are best fished December thru March. Steelhead in the streams that the Pemberton Fish Finder fishes can reach upwards of 30Lbs, with an average of the mid teens.
Fishing, March - May
The larger lakes have incredible Bull Trout fishing. The smaller lakes are now Ice free and the Rainbow trout feed heavily after a long Winter. All of the streams are full of Coastal Cuthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout and Char. The Salmon Fry begin to emerge from the spawning grounds and become to fall victim to the harsh reality of life "big fish eats small fish". Minnow patterns are very effective in catching Trout in the Streams and Rivers this time of year.
Fishing, June - August
Chinook Salmon are in full swing, Lakes are starting to warm up and the Trophy Rainbow Trout and Kokanee start to group up and feed. The Sturgeon Fishing is very good. Creek Mouths that feed the Larger Lakes can hold a ton of Fish with all of the Spring Run Off. Spring run off brings tons of feed to the lakes and the fish sit there with their mouths wide open!
Fishing, August - October
Sockeye Salmon start to show up and the River fishing is at its best for Trout. It is not uncommon to see 30 - 40 fish days, fishing the local Streams and Rivers. Lakes have very good Kokanne fishing this time of year and the smaller alpine lakes are clear of Ice, making the fish very active feeders on Nymphs and Dry Flies. Heli Fishing is best done between August and September. The Big Bull Trout are in Spawn mode between the last week of July to mid September. Sturgeon fishing is at its best this time of year.
Fishing, October - November
Coho Salmon fishing is very good, Coho can weigh as much as 25lbs in Pemberton. Fish in the smaller lakes at higher elevations feed very aggressively in anticipation of Winter and the Freeze. Lakes begin to freeze over toward the end of November while Rivers and streams are at there lowest levels from November thru March. This makes for fun Spot and Stalk fishing!
Current fishing reports and what is happening right now in our local lakes in Whistler, Pemberton, Squamish, Gold Bridge and Lillooet British Columbia Canada visit our fishing reports
This Big Bull Trout was caught with the help of the Pemberton Fish Finder. "Click on picture to enlarge"